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Man Utd bite back in De Gea spat with Real Madrid

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
De Gea row rumbles on
De Gea row rumbles on

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez was quick to point the finger of blame at Manchester United after the collapse of the David De Gea transfer - and now the Old Trafford club have answered his snipes.

De Gea's move to Real Madrid fell through in the final minutes of the Spanish transfer window last Monday, as the necessary paperwork was not filed in time for the transfer to be completed.

Perez stated earlier on Friday that it was United were showed "inexperience" and behaved "disgracefully" in their handling of the De Gea transfer and now the Old Trafford club have offered this repost.

"The facts speak for themselves. The FA are prepared to back our case that documents were in on time," a Manchester United spokesman said, 

“We all like to blame others but if you let one slip through your fingers into the back of the net, then ultimately the culpability is yours."

It was a firm and determined clarification from United, who will not have been amused by the suggestion that they are amateurs when it comes to finalising big money transfers.

However, there are still question marks over United's transfer dealings in a summer when they tried and failed to sign a host of big name stars such as Gareth Bale, Sergio Ramos and Thomas Muller.